Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

R4257

Incident date

March 2, 2020

Location

بنش, Binnish, Idlib, Syria

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and up to three civilians were injured in alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on March 2nd, 2020, according to local sources.

@ShahbaPress reported “a civilian martyr and major material damages due to Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish in Idlib countryside”. The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the victim as Rami Haj Hamdan. The SNHR added that the missiles landed near the hospital of Islamic Medical Complex, partially damaging its building and equipment.

Edlib Media Center reported one killed civilian and two injured civilians as the result of Russian missile airstrikes. Step News Agency reported three injured civilians.

The White Helmets reported that they were “targeted” by a Russian airstrike while inspecting locations of the raid on Binnish, resulting in damage to their vehicle.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Major damage was reported after alleged Russian airstrikes on the city of Binnish, Idlib governorate, on March 2nd, 2020 (via @ShahbaPress).
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)
  • A damaged vehicle following an alleged Russian airstrike on Binnish, March 2nd (via White Helmets)

Russian Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Russian Armed Forces
  • Russian Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Russian Armed Forces

Sources (9) [ collapse]